SIGNING DAY 2007

CINCINNATI, OH --- Today is the day we've all been waiting for as University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly will announce the newest members of the Bearcats football family. BearcatInsider.com will be on hand at UC during the day and also look to check in with a few of the new Bearcats.

Cincinnati's 2007 football recruiting class is signing their letters of intent and putting fax machines and FedEx to work.  Head Coach Brian Kelly and his staff look to receive twenty-two letters of intent during the course of Wednesday and BCI will have things covered.

 

Coach Kelly will officially announce the class at a 3:00 press conference and the BCI staff will be on hand to provide our members with special interviews to be posted on Wednesday night and during the day on Thursday.

 

Here is the class as Bearcat Insiders recruiting analyst Dave Berk will breakdown the class from top to bottom with Tim Adams and Doug Goodwin taking notes so no stone is left unturned.

 

Here is how Dave Berk has the class looking as of Wednesday morning.

 

Bearcats head coach Brian Kelly keep true to his beliefs and signed an class loaded with offensive talent.  With a lack of receivers Kelly attacked the country looking for those talented enough to fit into his offensive scheme.  The end results should have 15 of 22 recruits taking the field on the offensive side of the football.  Here is the offensive breakdown.

 

QB

Chazz AndersonPickerington, Ohio

 

Anderson has the tools and proved in high school he can get the job done.  Has nice size and athletic ability to run Brian Kelly's offense.

 

Zach CollarosSteubenville, Ohio

 

You can use one word to describe Zach Collaros "Winner" is the only way the young man from Division Three understands.  He's gone 30-0 the past two seasons with two state championships to show for it.

 

ATH

Tahree McQueenPaterson, New Jersey

 

Athlete that could line up at several positions for the Bearcats in the future seasons to come.  A high school quarterback (dual-threat) McQueen can run, pass and catch the ball in the future.

 

OL

Frank BeckerCincinnati, Ohio

 

Converted defensive lineman who will look to man a guard or center spot in the future. Comes from a good program and has played against some of the best in Ohio and the country.

 

Blake McCronskey – Dayton, Ohio

 

Player who will have the chance to excel in the future under Coach Quinn.  Has good size and ability.

 

Alex HoffmanIndianapolis, Indiania

 

Earned the highest ranking for offensive linemen in his home state.  Lack of camps keep many from knowing him, but the body of work turned in during his senior season saw several Big Ten and other BCS teams come calling.

 

T.J. FranklinKnoxville, Tennessee

 

Another player who will fit in well with Coach Quinn and his style.  Has good athletic ability and should develop into a solid college player.

 

Craig ParmenterWanaque, New Jersey

 

Saw many BCS teams take hard looks and make offers with the Bearcats new staff able to secure his commitment.  Should be a guard during his college career.

 

 

WR

O.J. WoodardPompton Lakes, New Jersey

 

Playmaker and considered one of the top players in New Jersey.  Has great size and athletic ability and ideal for Brian Kelly's offense.

 

Tomaz HiltonYoungstown, Ohio

 

Used his senior year to earn the interest of several programs.  Many feel his future is bright in the Bearcats offense.

 

Drew FreyClarksville, Ohio

 

A player from the country who the Bearcats staff saw the same things we at Bearcat Insider saw.  Very athletic with speed and size, will need a little adjustment but is a hard worker with a very bright future.

 

Adrien RobinsonIndianapolis, Indiania

 

One if not the top recruit in this class.  Great size and athletic ability makes Robinson a major get for Brian Kelly.  Saw many BCS programs recruit him hard and the Bearcats won out allowing Robinson to play the position he wants.  National ranking is as a tight end, but has the ability to be a big-play receiver.

 

Armon BinnsPasadena, California

 

Very athletic prospect that will only get better in the years to come, played quarterback in high school but has legit size and speed to excel in the Bearcats offense.

 

TE

John HughesGahanna, Ohio

 

Great looking athlete many programs backed away from for talked about academic issues.  Bearcats staff must feel he's got things inline and is a major get.  Could also play on the defensive side of the ball.

 

RB

Montez PattersonCincinnati, Ohio

 

Patterson is like many inner city prospects not getting much talk or respect.  But look out, Patterson has the physical tools to be a good one.

 

S

 

Scott JohnsonMiddletown, Ohio

 

Great athlete with super speed and size.  While he may lack the height many look for, his athletic ability and speed in a very compact body make his a major threat on the field.  Could play on both sides of the ball and excel.  Very underrated!

 

CB

 

Deon ReedFlint, Michigan

 

Reed comes from a very small program and not much is known, but that didn't stop several BCS program for making a late run in the last two weeks leading up to signing day.  Has great speed.

 

 

LB

 

Alex DelisiOrchard Lake, Michigan

 

Another hardnosed football player from Michigan that will excel in the Bearcats defense.  Has size and athletic ability and major upside.

 

Ricardo ThompsonCincinnati, Ohio

 

Thompson is a major get for the Bearcats staff.  While he committed to Minnesota early, a change came towards the end of the recruiting process and Thompson made the choice to stay in his hometown.  Has great size and athletic ability.

 

DL

 

Randy MartinezTeaneck, New Jersey

 

Martinez gave the former staff his commitment and showed there are still players looking at more than who will coach them.  Has size and great leverage from wrestling.  Played linebacker in high school but should be moved to the defensive line at UC.

 

Rob Trigg – Dayton, Ohio

 

Trigg plays for one of Southwest Ohio's top programs.  Has nice size and athletic ability and has proven he can play against the best in the area.

 

Sam GriffinRamsey, New Jersey

 

Griffin played for one of the countries top prep programs (Don Bosco Prep) and excelled.  Has the height and body style to build into a top end rushed after some work in the weight room.

 


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